Shindagha fish market

What to expect from the hustling, bustling old Dubai sight

Dubai’s original fish market in Shindagha is worth visiting for the experience, as well as the fish and seafood, with a vast selection to choose from.

Prices are not set and fish tend not to be labelled. Unless you are very au fait with fish and seafood, it can be difficult to get advice on what you are buying. If you are a fish market novice, head to a comprehensive supermarket fish counter to familiarise yourself first. Take pictures of the fish you want to buy, and how much they typically cost in the supermarket, so that you have a better idea of how much you should be paying at the market. Then bargain, hard, but fair. We suspect that not all fish is fresh into the market the same day, so make sure you examine the gills and eyes of the fish before buying. Afterwards, head to the next-door vegetable market to buy the rest of the ingredients for your fish supper.
Opposite Gold Souk, Deira (no number).

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